TFF and LittleSnitch

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Todd G

01 Feb, 2012 01:27 AM

I've loved LittleSnitch for as long as I can remember, and I love you and thank you for the work you're doing so that my iMac G4 can still run (a version of) Firefox.
Up through version 8 of TenFourFox, LittleSnitch ( says traffic is coming from an application called "TenFourFox7450". In version 9, LittleSnitch referred to TFF as "firefox". I don't think this is an issue for LittleSnitch to work on, I'm guessing it's something in the inner workings of TenFourFox. Could you please "fix" whatever it is so that when I run TenFourFox, LittleSnitch will tell me the traffic is coming from an application called "TenFourFox7450" again? Thanks.

Your devoted follower,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 01 Feb, 2012 01:38 AM

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    Unfortunately, the structure of TenFourFox (and Firefox) makes this much more difficult than it sounds. In 9, Mozilla altered the application to call the Firefox binary directly (there is a long technical reason for this). The long and short is, this can't be undone without significant surgery on the application.

  2. 2 Posted by Todd G on 01 Feb, 2012 01:45 AM

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    I understand, appreciate your swift reply, and thank you. I will now have to decide if I want to jump to 10 or not. TFF is awesome and a great relief to me; I thought I would have to upgrade Macs when version 4 came out. Thank you for sparing me the time and effort and I look forward to using TFF (hopefully) long into the future.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Chris (chtrusch... on 02 Mar, 2012 01:17 AM

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    Todd, if you have any additional comments, feel free to re-open the issue.

  4. Chris (chtrusch) closed this discussion on 02 Mar, 2012 01:17 AM.

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